The history of PPG Architectural Coatings in The Netherlands goes back a long time, starting in the 18th century with small family paint businesses, which merged together over the years. We now have three factories in the Netherlands: in Uithoorn, Den Bosch and Amsterdam.
Our state of the art Distribution Centre, the PPG Visitors Centre, the Colour & Application Services and R&D laboratories are also located in Amsterdam. The headquarters of Architectural Coatings, Region Northern Europe are located in Uithoorn, The Netherlands.
We can proudly say that since the beginning, our company has made a worthy contribution to buildings and architectural projects in The Netherlands. Due to our strongly positioned brands, we have built not only a name for ourselves, but also an extensive and loyal clientele, ranging from small one-person businesses and DIY-customers to big building companies and architect bureaus.
Examples of the diversity of projects in The Netherlands in the past years are:
- ADO Den Haag (PDF)
- Grand Hotel Amrath (PDF)
- Kanaleneiland Utrecht (PDF)
In total we employ around 850 people in The Netherlands, including our manufacturing facilities and our Sigma Service Centres. Our organization services both the Trade and the DIY market. Each one requires its own specialized marketing, sales and customer support departments.
Our strongest brand for the Professional is Sigma Coatings. The Sigma Coatings products for painting and maintenance range from external to internal and decorative use. Our customers are served through our 27 Sigma Service Centres, which are spread throughout the country, as well as through wholesalers. The Brander brand is best known for products on (ornamental) plastering. More and more, Boonstoppel Verf is being recognized in the professional market as the number one brand for painting and maintenance of historical buildings. We also offer the professional painter non-paint high quality materials under the name Progold.
For consumers, our brands Histor, Rambo, Sigma Coatings and Boonstoppel Verf are distributed through major DYI outlets, construction markets and paint specialty stores. Our Histor brand has also developed a sub-brand, Histor One, for specialty stores.
Throughout Region Northern Europe we are improving our products for both markets. Through extensive research and innovation we are building new products with a better performance, which are also VOC 2010 compliant. We are also implementing a new generation of compliant colour mixing machines.
Region Northern Europe is proud of its state of the art Distribution Centre, situated in Amsterdam. It services not only countries within our own region, but also other regions and even other SBU’s. Also our paint factory in Amsterdam (VFA) is well equipped with the latest technology, such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AVG’s). Region Northern Europe is proud of its state of the art , situated in Amsterdam. It services not only countries within our own region, but also other regions and even other SBU’s. Also our paint factory in Amsterdam (VFA) is well equipped with the latest technology, such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AVG’s). The PPG is our calling card, especially designed and decorated with our own products to welcome, inform and train our customers.
The PPG Visitors Centre is our calling card, especially designed and decorated with our own products to welcome, inform and train our customers.
All sites in The Netherlands have programs and projects to improve the sustainability of our company. One example is the brand new waste disposal program together with SITA, which is all about proper segregation and environmentally friendly disposal of our waste. We offer this service to some of our customers as well, the small paint businesses, through our Sigma Service Centres.
Our EHS organization is well in place and security measures are well implemented in all sites. We are also implementing initiatives to improve the overall quality of our processes.
But sustainability is not only about environment and health, but also about the wellbeing of our employees and our social environment. The catering facilities at our sites offer a wide choice of healthy meals and products at a lower price than fat, less healthy foods. We also financially support small personnel initiatives and charities as well. Thanks to this support several of our employees participate actively in sports events such as our yearly PPG Volleyball Tournament and the famous Dam tot Dam marathon.
Headquarters and manufacturing facility:
1422 AD Uithoorn
+31 297 54 1911
5222 AL Den Bosch
+31 73 627 1720
Manufacturing facility and Distribution Centre
1040 HB Amsterdam
+31 297 54 1911
PPG Visitors Centre Amsterdam
+31 20 40758 88